Heartfelt congratulations to Amber Music Award recipient Chapman Shum on being named Young Person of the Year in the 2023 Sense Awards!
Chapman, 13, is a phenomenal musician, and we are incredibly proud of his fantastic achievement.
Chapman’s acceptance speech
‘Thank you Sense for giving me this award – this is amazing,’ Chapman says in his speech. ‘I hope my experience can inspire people who are also facing difficulties, because if I can do it, you can do it too. Lastly, I want to thank my buddy Gabriella for our weekly online sessions.’
Learn more about Chapman
Chapman was born blind and has speech and learning difficulties. At age 11, he achieved a Distinction in his Grade 8 Piano exam. He now plays at music venues and events across the country, and has found confidence and friends through playing the piano.